Driving Miss Daisy

Play - Original

John Golden Theatre

  • First Preview: October 7, 2010
  • Opening Date: October 25, 2010
  • Closing Date: April 9, 2011
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 180

Playwright: Alfred Uhry

Synopsis

Set against a backdrop of changing world events between 1948 and 1973, a fiesty Southern widow and her proud but soft-spoken black chauffeur journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and deep-rooted affection.

Notes:

Driving Miss Daisy premiered off-Broadway in 1987. The 2010 Broadway production was considered a revival for the purposes of Tony nominations.

 

Opening Night Cast

James Earl Jones in Driving Miss Daisy James Earl Jones Hoke Coleburn
Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy Vanessa Redgrave Daisy Werthan
Boyd Gaines in Driving Miss Daisy Boyd Gaines Boolie Werthan
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alfred Uhry Alfred Uhry Playwright
Mark Bennett Mark Bennett Music
David Esbjornson David Esbjornson Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
Peter Kaczorowski Peter Kaczorowski Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2010 - 2011

 
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Awards


Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2011 Actress in a Play Vanessa Redgrave Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Apr. 10, 2011 46 $440,637
$681,195
$55,695 $93.95
$300.00
4690
804
7
0
83.33% 5.91%
Apr. 3, 2011 45 $384,942
$681,195
-$21,687 $88.35
$300.00
4357
804
7
0
77.42% -4.26%
Mar. 27, 2011 44 $406,629
$681,195
$4,772 $88.46
$300.00
4597
804
7
0
81.68% -4.94%
Mar. 20, 2011 43 $401,857
$681,195
- $82.43
$300.00
4875
804
7
0
86.62% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,634,065
$2,724,780
  $88.30 18519
22512
28
0
82.26 %  
Cumulative
  $13,586,627
$18,909,125
  $101.74
$300.00
131694
160800
180
20
81.90 %  
 
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